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SLI new build for WoW?

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April 15, 2010 3:59:03 AM

Bigfishy said:
I'm building a new computer.

i7-930 cpu (2.84 ghz I believe?)
2 - 640 gb HDD in raid 0
6gb ddr3 ram 1600
win 7

I run dual monitors 23" @ 1920 x 1080

**500w OCZ PSU** EDIT: Will I need more PSU?

I have a 8800gt 512 mg 256 bit VC, on a duo core 6400rpm 2.13 ghz Velocity micro, running Vista OS with a lot of resource hoggers turned off.

I was thrilled with the VC when I bought it.

I am seeing lower fps nowadays.

My options are:

1. Use my old 8800gt in the new comp. But I was thinking of using that comp as a backup. However, I can use it and get new VC's later as well.

2. Buy 1 VC that MUST perform better than the 8800gt noticeably, but within a budget of say under $200 and prefer lower the better. ** I have no idea what VC that would be and am open to suggestions.

3. Find a 8800 gt somewhere (mine is BFG will it matter?), pull out the old one and go SLI on the new system.

4. Buy 2 VC's for SLI or Crossfire, but that I'm sure is the most expensive route and I dont really want to get into the $300 + route if possible.

If I could go SLI/Crossfire for a reasonable budget amount would the performance for WoW be greatly increased (I run higher settings 1920x1080 with a buttload of addons)


Thanks for your advice.

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April 15, 2010 3:59:20 AM

I'm building a new computer.

i7-930 cpu (2.84 ghz I believe?)
2 - 640 gb HDD in raid 0
6gb ddr3 ram 1600
win 7

I run dual monitors 23" @ 1920 x 1080

**500w OCZ PSU**

I have a 8800gt 512 mg 256 bit VC, on a duo core 6400rpm 2.13 ghz Velocity micro, running Vista OS with a lot of resource hoggers turned off.

I was thrilled with the VC when I bought it.

I am seeing lower fps nowadays.

My options are:

1. Use my old 8800gt in the new comp. But I was thinking of using that comp as a backup. However, I can use it and get new VC's later as well.

2. Buy 1 VC that MUST perform better than the 8800gt noticeably, but within a budget of say under $200 and prefer lower the better. ** I have no idea what VC that would be and am open to suggestions.

3. Find a 8800 gt somewhere (mine is BFG will it matter?), pull out the old one and go SLI on the new system.

4. Buy 2 VC's for SLI or Crossfire, but that I'm sure is the most expensive route and I dont really want to get into the $300 + route if possible.

If I could go SLI/Crossfire for a reasonable budget amount would the performance for WoW be greatly increased (I run higher settings 1920x1080 with a buttload of addons)


Thanks for your advice.



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April 15, 2010 5:06:03 AM

For about $150 you can get HD5770 it is substantially better than 8800GT. It will handle WOW very well at your resolution.
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April 15, 2010 8:04:26 AM

You can get another 8800 for sli (brands dont matter with sli)
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April 15, 2010 8:05:14 AM

Does WOW even work well with SLI?
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April 15, 2010 8:05:58 AM

Oh and if you mean WoW(world of warcraft)a single 8800 is more than enough to get decent FPS on that game
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April 15, 2010 8:06:04 AM

Dark Comet said:
Does WOW even work well with SLI?

Yeah WoW is SLI enabled with the newer drivers
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April 16, 2010 1:41:04 AM

Ok, I think I am making poorly informed comparisons on my end.

Mainly, was my old duo core 2.13 ghz @ 6400 rpm 4gb, vista OS, system bottle necking my old 8800 gt?

If so, as I think I now suspect, I've been trying to compare a good card on a somewhat poor system to a good card on a high end system.

Set me straight !
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April 16, 2010 2:35:45 AM

what do you mean with 2.13 ghz at 6400 rpm?
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April 16, 2010 2:42:54 AM

thats cpu speed and hdd rpm
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April 16, 2010 4:38:03 AM

oh, well i think 2,13 core duo would be a bottleneck for a 8800
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